An ungoverned space

August 7, 2013

I had a good chat with Jamie Bartlett yesterday.

Among the things said was:

“We don’t want the internet to be an ungoverned space… what’s illegal in real life should be illegal in cyberspace”

Indeed.

People who resist governance of the internet are just trying to butress their own power. Lack of governance simply leads to the powerful dominating the powerless. In this case the powerful include a group of people who are simply have more technical expertise than others. Technical expertise and wisdom (and empathy) do not necessarily go together.

We also talked about bringing back National Service… which was bizarre but curiously seemed like the next step…

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